b'We are delighted to support this exhibition that showcases these artists and honors the Hallie Ford Fellows for their commitment to a life of art: individual culture-making at its finest.We hope you enjoy seeing the Fellows work on view in the exhibition and that you appreci-ate reading about what inspires their creativity in this catalogue. Each has a distinctive voice. Each has a personal vision of the world. Yet all are driven to communicate their essential truths using the visual form.We are indebted to Diana Nawis exceptional curatorial eye and her capacity to collaborate with our Fellows to elicit their best work for this tour. Equally, we owe gratitude to John Olbrantz for his superb exhibition organizational talents and his decades of dedication to this regionboth to artists and to audiences. We are also grateful for the partnerships with the museums and community galleries that are hosting the exhibitions over the next two years. Finally, we thank the Foundations senior advisor for the Visual Arts, Kandis Brewer Nunn, for the leadership and dedication she has provided to this exhibitionit would not have happened without her.We remain committed to advancing the efforts and exposure of Oregons established visual artists who are actively producing contemporary art in this region.To allthank you, and join us in enjoying the fruits of the Fellows labors.Anne C. KubischPresidentThe Ford Family Foundation8'